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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mullen.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mullen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mullen and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mullen and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Mullen. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mullen.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Hooker County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Hooker County sighting report from eBird.

Since Mullen is near Thomas County and also Cherry County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Thomas County

Sighting report for Cherry County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Mullen.

How Far From Mullen to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Mullen to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mullen and extending to:

  • Lincoln [Map], which is the State Capital of Nebraska, lies 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Mullen to Lincoln, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,309 miles [8,544 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mullen ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Mullen.

While the name Mullen is unique within Nebraska, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Nebraska

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Mullen, Yolo County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the West.

Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Mullen, Ripley County

Although located in Ripley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mullen ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bucktail   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest of Mullen   [Map]

Cascade   -   35 miles [56.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Flats   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Heil School (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Hire   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kennedy   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Lena   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tryon   -   34 miles [54.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hooker County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mullen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hooker County: www.co.hooker.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mullen) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mullen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mullen

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mullen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0432, Longitude: -101.0443     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mullen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mullen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.793 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 322.107 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.505 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mullen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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